Education is the gateway to having a meaningful interaction with the world today. Without it, young people will not be able to make impactful contribution to the society at large. Beracha International Development Initiatives (BIDI) is committed to ensuring that every Nigerian child has access to universal basic and quality education. We believe that it is morally wrong to deprive a child of this right as it hinders his or her full enjoyment of their fundamental right to life.
According to UNICEF about 10.5 million of the country’s children aged 5-14 years are not in school. Nigeria has one of the highest numbers of out of school children. One in every five of the worlds out- of- school children is in Nigeria. Nigeria also has one of the lowest numbers of girl-child enrolment in education around the world. The resultant effect of this high level of illiteracy cumulates into socio-economic challenges such as high crime rates, poverty, larger scale unemployment, unintended pregnancies and other social vices.
In line with the SDG 4; ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Our goal is to reduce the number of out of school children below the age of 14 by 0% by 2025. We are also committing to increasing the number of girl-child enrolment by 40% and within the same time frame.
In addition to this we have a secondary goal of promoting technical education among the youths in rural communities. This will help increase the income per household and also help reduce rural-urban migration as well as the incidence of crime among young people
Beracha International Development Initiatives (BIDI Approach:
- Active funding for the rehabilitation of primary and secondary schools around the country.
- Engaging policy makers to push for the enforcement of mandatory primary and secondary school attendance in Nigeria.
- Working to reduce or eliminate the restrictive social and cultural barriers to girl-child education
- Partnering with existing infrastructure such as NGOs to provide technical trainings for youths in rural communities
text: Fumbi Ajumobi